Thursday, 30 October 2014

Under An African Sky Doily Challenge Update 4

One month on and I have two unfinished doilys. But I am quite pleased with its progress. This is doily no. 2 with the trees finished. Tatted in two solid colours, you can see the interlocking rings more clearly and appreciate its beauty. . . . . I hope?

Okay, now I am ready to tat animals.

Check out progress on their blogs:

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Tatting on Coasters

I got these inexpensive cotton coasters and fabric glued the motifs on. Top is the motif from the Japanese doily where the pink was not the right shade. Bottom is the botanical coaster.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

String of Pearls

I am helping a friend string these together. Using white silk threads, a knot is tied after each pearl. Lovely matt colours. I rather enjoyed this. Took me 3 hours to tie this strand together but the ending isn't perfect. 

Monday, 27 October 2014

Under An African Sky Doily WIP5

Trees are done. Dappled green to show the different stages of leaf development. Still very bright! Now to add the animals in black or maybe grey.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

One More Botanical Coaster

Tatted in Flora Size 20 in mint green and pink. I think this pattern appeals to many people, thanks to Tomoko Morimoto.  I think I will put the two motifs on a coaster. I just had to tat something else besides trees for the African Sky doily. Perfect distraction.

Friday, 24 October 2014


This is what greets you at Gardens by the Bay near the escalator. Carved from one piece of wood. 

On another note, Singapore is often known as the lion city but it is unlikely that lions ever existed in Singapore. Read about how Singapore got its name here.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Under An African Sky Doily Challenge Update 3

This is week 3 since we started. Are you excited to see the trees? 

Doily #1
Doily #2

Let's see what the other participants are doing:

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Happy Deepavali

Today in Singapore, we are celebrating the Festival of Lights. The above photo is a rangoli. It is a piece of art usually made at the entrance of a home to welcome Hindu deities during festivals.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Under An African Sky Doily WIP4

While joining the trees to my doily, I got a little restless and decided to start a new 'Under An African Sky' doily. This time I was going to use more solid colours but could not help myself but to add the variegated blue for the sky. 

Looking forward to seeing the trees here? Stay tuned!

Monday, 20 October 2014

Glass Jellyfish

No, its just a glass chandelier. Can you see that the whole chandelier is made up of a glass tubing shaped into a hook which when assembled together makes this beautiful light fixture?